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15 Reasons Why Shiitakes are the King of All Mushrooms

I’ve never met a mushroom I didn’t like. But if I had to name one variety that trumps them all, it would be shiitakes. The brown, saucer-shaped fungi are indigenous to Asia. But they’ve also proved...

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Need help choosing mushrooms, Please!

by Kim Shook 19 years ago

I am making mushroom turnovers with a cream cheese pastry for my daughter's graduation party. I do not like mushrooms and the recipe I'm using doesn't specify which ones to use. I'm thinking that...

dried mushrooms in Queens??

by Scribbler 19 years ago

I need 4.5 ounces of dried porcini mushrooms for a cannelloni recipe I want to try. My local Met food has .45 ounces for $12.99! At these prices, my recipe will cost in excess of $100 for just th...

Mushrooms and Liquid

by Bung 19 years ago

I confess, I am confused. Most professional chefs I have watched on TV have a fit when somebody asks about washing mushrooms, because they will get all poofy and soggy with water. Then Cooks Illu...

mushroom pickers where are you?

by steve 19 years ago

Just wondering where you pick (nothing specific) and what you pick. I live in Vancouver and I can pick matsutake, chantrelles,porcini and morels throughout the year depending on season.

Dried mushrooms

by saucyknave 20 years ago

How long do dried mushrooms keep? Particularly morels, porcini, shiitake, tree ears. What's the best way of storing them? I've been keeping them in glass jars. Would it benefit them to put in ...

Question About Shitake Mushroom Colour

by SG 20 years ago

Just picked up a pack of dried shitake mushrooms from my local asian grocery store. I normally go for ones with black caps but the store was running a special on some very thick mainly white capped...

Storing dried Porcini Mushrooms

by T 20 years ago

My grandmother (Italian) taught me to store them in the frig, in an air tight container, with a few black peppercorns and bay leaf. What is the best way to store them?

I love Mushrooms

by Deirdre 20 years ago

Simple store bought, porcini, puffballs, shiitake, morels, chantrelles, polyporus sulfureus, you name it, I gorge myself. But, as far as restaurants go, where have all the mushrooms gone? Does an...

Cleaning mushrooms

by efdee 20 years ago

I just bought a pound of shiitakes for the mushroom gravy that I'm making Christmas Eve and I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to clean them since I've never found any way that really works.

mushrooms for antipasti

by tanyal 20 years ago

Any advice welcomed.... I purchased a variety of mushrooms at the farmers market, Maitake, hedgehog, white oak shitake and button. I want to serve them as part of an antipasti platter. I planned to...

stuffed mushroom caps

by ben f 20 years ago

I need ideas for things to stuff in mushroom caps. Preferably vegetarian. Also, if anyone has good ideas for side dishes to go with mushroom caps, have at it. Thanks Ben

Matsutake mushrooms--help please

by Tom Meg 20 years ago

I just received a big box of fresh unopened matsutakes from friends in Washington state. I've cooked them in a savory steamed custard before, but I think that'll get old long before I run out of mu...

mushroom soup/strange dreams

by Chowbabe 21 years ago

Hello all-- I recently made a wild mushroom soup, froze it, and ate the leftovers a week later. My husband claims that both times he ate it he had bizarre dreams on those nights. No, the soup was ...

Mushroom recipe help

by Pat Goldberg 21 years ago

My amateur mycologist son-in-law gave me a mushroom kit (dense white) for the holidays, and I am now ready to harvest my first crop (about a pound, I would guess). I would like to make something f...

Dried porcini mushrooms--a good source

by Susan 22 years ago

I'm looking for some dried porcini mushrooms. I checked the 96th/B'way Gourmet Garage, but they didn't have any. Is this the sort of thing that would be of the same quality at Fairway/Zabar's, or...

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